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Ahi Poké

Restaurants, Hawaiian Fitzrovia
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

A breezy Fitzrovia café serving up Hawaiian-style raw fish bowls.

With its cool blue interior, walls adorned with surfboards and dishes named ‘Heatwave’ and ‘Venice,’ Ahi Poké is about as close as you’ll get to a dip in the Pacific on your lunchbreak. It’s actually round the back of Tottenham Court Road – hardly Hawaii, but a pleasant enough part of Fitzrovia for dining alfresco on pavement tables.

An eager team of staff make poké (Hawaiian bowls of sashimi fish with rice and veg, in case the trend has passed you by) to order from an open bar filled with fresh, vibrant ingredients. You can choose straight off the menu or walk on the wild side with a build-your-own combination on a base of rice, quinoa or kale (or all three mixed together). Chunks of chilled raw tuna were paired nicely with radishes in my ‘Oahu’ bowl, even if the raw onion had me reaching for the mints afterwards.

Those of you who eat with your eyes won’t be able to resist the DIY mix of pretty elements – get the zingy leche de tigre sauce and splash an extra 50p on cashew nuts for added crunch. Change from a tenner is unlikely, but if you go for the more substantial bases, you’ll feel satisfied rather than short-changed. It may not weather the winter months but Ahi Poké gets refreshing summer food spot on.

By: Megan Carnegie Brown

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Address: 3 Percy Street
London
W1T 1DF
Transport: Tube: Tottenham Court Road
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Opening hours: Daily 11.30am-8pm
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5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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tastemaker

 This place is amazing. The restaurant's decor is wonderful, the staff are friendly and the range of food for a vegetarian like me was a lot better than I would get from a 'raw fish' restaurant. The ingredients are fresh and tasty and the portions are super generous. Definitely would come back!

tastemaker

A very clean and bright restaurant with helpful and friendly staff. Great food, so fresh and tasty! Ideal for a quick healthy lunch. It's not the cheapest option - but you certainly get your value for money. Bowls are huge!

Tastemaker

I tried the newly opened nova Victoria branch of Ahi Poké. I'm not a raw fish type of person but must saw the overall quality of the salad was very fresh tasting! The portions are abit small when it comes to the protein and I even noticed a couple bits of salmon being picked out from my salad, when questioned the lady advised me it was due to portion controll. I think it's overpriced in general but looks pretty.

tastemaker

There aren't many places in London where you can have Poke and this is one of them! I really enjoyed the fresh fish and inventive ingredients, which are assembled in front of you. I opted for the popular tuna bowl, which was delicious. Service was friendly and quick, so it's a good stop for a quick lunch or between meetings / shopping. My only criticism was the sauce I had (sesame shoyu) was too salty. I would pick wasabi mayo (what my friend had and it was lovely) next time. 

tastemaker

The new trend that seems to be emerging in London is Poké; a raw fish salad eaten in Hawaii, a five minute walk from Tottenham Court Road Station. 


At Ahi Poké you can chose from their four signature bowls (Sweet Green, Heat Wave, Oahu & Venice) or you can build your own. You start with a base of brown rice, quinoa, kale or noodles, then add your fish or veggies, sauce and toppings.

Here are our combinations for some inspiration: I had a mixed quinoa and rice base, topped with salmon and avocado


 I added edamame, kimchee cucumber and carrot and had the sesame shoyu sauce. My friend had a noodle base with ahi tuna, shrimp and avocado – also with sesame shoyu sauce and fried onion, edamame, coriander and cashew nuts.  They were like beautiful bowls full of summer!  Both the salmon and tuna were perfection, the sauce was delicious and all of our toppings went well together. We had some tasty ice tea from Virtue to wash it all down and cookies too (of course!)

tastemaker

Delicious healthy food. I usually make my own bowls as I love to have two options of bases and fish. A great place where to grab a bite at lunch time and dinner - it closes at 9pm.

tastemaker

The tuna is amazingly fresh here. I make my bowls with half kale and half rice noodles, perfect with the black chili sauce.

Tastemaker

Ahi Poke is conveniently located a five minute walk north of Tottenham Court Road tube station. I recently went for a quick pre theatre dinner and really enjoyed it. They offer bowls where you get to pick a base such as kale or quinoa, then you can pick between raw salmon or tuna, shrimp or mushrooms and edamame. Then there are lots of other toppings to choose from like spring onion, pickled ginger, radish and carrots. There were also cashews and avocado which could be added at an extra cost. At under £10 each I thought the bowls were a good healthy and fresh meal option. The staff were very friendly and the decor was nice and bright with white and blue tiles and bouquets of yellow flowers. The restaurant is very causal, order and pay at the counter and then take any seat. It wasn't very busy when we went on a Tuesday evening but it seemed like they did a steady business in takeaway and delivery.

tastemaker

Ahi Poké is a refreshing, Hawaiian-style mini café that serve all the essential goodness in biodegradable bowls. The shades of cool blue were what stood out for me when I entered. It felt like being at a beach hut.

I had no idea about Ahi Poké, so it was all new to me.

I must say it was a tasteful experience. You'll find a small seating area inside or you have the choice to have it in the area of Fitzrovia to exuberant your atmosphere, while enjoying your dish of exquisite raw fish.

I must say, I adore sushi, so this place was no exception. You won't find sushi here, but you will find very similar ingredients. This place was an appetising café.

I did enjoy the food. They had their own unique menu, but I decided to choose my own and have a little bit of everything. This gave me a chance to experiment with the ingredients and taste what hey have available.

It gave me fresh, cool, summer vibes and I think people will love it during the hot weather. To be honest, it doesn't matter when you have it. It's such a healthy option to have for an evening dinner for example.

I'll guarantee it'll fill you up.

The staff were a big help, as I felt

completely lost. They explained the steps and I felt more reassured about my options.

For my base I chose quinoa. I chose quinoa as it's a healthier option than rice. For my fish I chose salmon. My love for salmon is unexplainable. For my sauces I chose sesame shoyu and black chilli, then we had a choice of delicious toppings such as radishes, fried onions, carrots, kimchee cucumber, pineapple, coriander and so on.

Then you have the choice of adding a little crunch to your bowl by having cashew nuts with avocado for an additional 50p.

My mouth started to water with all these delightful ingredients in front of me.

My favourite fish of all time is salmon, so this was a bonus for me.

The only let down for me was the price. I went for the large bowl and I did find it quite highly priced for what you get. Yes it fills you up and yes you are getting the high in fibre foods with lots of protein. The healthiest ingredients possible to choose from at your disposal, but I then mentally realised that the bowl was just about £10. It was a bit of a shock, I must admit.

Then again, it was a mouth-watering experience for sure, although I do believe that the prices need to be reevaluated.

I also have another side that says, the ingredients are quite luxurious and a little expensive if you were to buy them for yourself.

They offer fantastic delivery options, so your bound to have a delectable treat.

Have a try!!

#TOTastemaker

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tastemaker

Ahi Poke was my favourite spot this Summer. Near my offices in Fitzrovia, this lovely hawaiian take-away is offers a nice selection of fresh and healthy pokes you can pre-select from their menus or build yourself. You just need to choose your base (rice, quinoa, or kale) and various toppings (shrimps, salmon, tuna, mushroom, carrots, raddish, edamame, etc). I would definitely recommend this place as it's an delicious, healthy and quick alternative to the usual take-away in the area.


Simply delicious and healthy food in a trendy and clean environment with friendly, fast and knowledgable staff. Absolutely must go if you're around Oxford Street / Tottenham Court Road!

tastemaker

The flavours are paired well and everything is beautifully presented, but it doesn't seem quite as fresh as the other poke you can find around London. Definitely worth a visit, however, as it is hearty and healthy but maybe just not quite what I'd expect from poke. 


Heard they were doing a soft launch, so went to try it out as I miss Poké from the States! Decor is very clean, doesn't look like takeway, which is a good thing i guess. Made my own Poké with Salmon and a good selection of toppings. Had the sweet sauce which was delicious. Definitely recommended for a healthy lunch in the area

Tastemaker

From outside this place looks like a Hawaiian take-away cafe with its blue and white tiles, you can find in the US, inside is airy and minimalistic. At the counter, you can either pick and mix your own ingredients for the poke bowl of your dreams, or order one of the menu items, which I did. It was the Tuna poke bowl with radishes and onion, which was slightly over priced but rather fresh and tasty. Poke is becoming one of my favorite things to eat this summer and Ahi Poke is in the right spot, bringing this new trend to Fitzrovia.

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